Evangeline Lilly wants more Marvel

Evangeline Lilly hopes her 'Ant-Man' character Hope van Dyne will go on to feature in more Marvel movies

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly wants to be in more Marvel movies.

The brunette beauty stars as Hope van Dyne - the daughter of Henry Pym and Janet van Dyne, AKA the original Ant-Man and Wasp - in the new 'Ant-Man' movie and hopes her contract will see her become the new Wasp and move into the wider superhero universe.

She said: "I would love to see [her join the Avengers]. Hope is a very, very capable, intelligent and, to a certain extent, lethal woman, even in her own right, without any superhero powers.

"There is that element that she is the Wasp's daughter and a chance to create that is fun.

"As far as the plans for her going forward... I think everyone who signs with Marvel has to sign a multi-picture deal. I'm just crossing my fingers that that turns into something, that they ask me back and that I have to do more movies."

Evangeline feels "honoured" to have taken on the role of such a "kick-ass" woman and enjoyed being "very cold and impatient" on screen.

She told SFX magazine: "Often I think I've played characters who were tough but they're very gentle and caring. It was actually fun for me to try on a character who was actually very cold and often impatient and kind of rude/

"She's an original to the Marvel Universe and of course I'm thrilled to be in good company with Scarlett Johansson [who plays Black Widow in the 'Avengers' movies] as one of the kick-ass females in this universe.

"I'm honoured to be able to play a role where women, their authenticity and their strength are being represented in the superhero universe."


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